Born October 28, 1861, Marion Olmsted was Frederick Law Olmsted's second child with Mary Perkins Olmsted. One of the three Olmsted children who lived at Fairsted, Marion was twenty-two years old when the family moved to Brookline. Marion possessed impressive artistic talent. Showing an interest in landscape architecture, Marion drew plans for the grounds of Felsted, the family's home in Maine. Unfortunately, any contributions she may have made to the Olmsted firm went uncredited. Marion's talents also extended to painting and photography. Marion Olmsted never married. She died on May 29, 1948.
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